Joreintje Mackenbach

Dr. Mackenbach is an epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands. She specializes in research about the environmental determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk. Dr. Mackenbach obtained her PhD (cum laude) in 2016 with a thesis on ‘obesogenic environments’ and is currently involved in several national and international projects on the influence of the food environment, social environment and built environment on diet, physical activity and associated chronic diseases.


Ultra-processed food consumption patterns among older adults in the Netherlands and the role of the food environment

Pinho MGM, Lakerveld J, Harbers MC, Sluijs I, Vermeulen R, Huss A, Boer JMA, Verschuren WMM, Brug J, Beulens JWJ, Mackenbach JD.
European Journal of Nutrition. 60 (2021).

Joreintje Mackenbach

Contact information

Amsterdam University Medical Centrer
Location VUmc
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
De Boelelaan 1089a, 1081 HV Amsterdam
0031 20 4448198

Areas of Expertise

Epidemiology Food Environment Geospatial analyses Lifestyle behaviour Multilevel modelling

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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